Beyond the Mirror

Beyond the Mirror

What do you see when you look in the mirror? In this digital age, we cannot escape our own images, whether taken as a selfie or found on social media. Does our image reflect our individual identity or do we see what we are conditioned by society to see? We need to look beyond the mirror to see our strength of character, intelligence, creativity, skills and our potential to be even more than what can be reflected. 

Pieces in this exhibition explore the tension between identity and image, as well as the impact of allowing others to influence thoughts about the value or worth of an individual person based upon image. 

Premiere Exhibition Location
International Quilt Festival, Houston TX, October 2020

Andra F. Stanton, a retired psychotherapist, writes about fiber art and fabric manipulation in Boulder, Colorado. Her books explore fiber art and other art forms, especially art quilting, surface design, mixed media, and dimension composition.

Currently working on her next publication, Art of Connection:  How Art Heals, Stanton’s richly illustrated book addresses the various issues of making and viewing art, and its effect on an individual’s physical and mental health.

Stanton, whose own artwork is based on her psychological responses to physical challenges, believes the best way to find comfort is by contributing to the story of humanity through friendship, altruism, curiosity, and creativity, and celebrating those whose art lifts us all.


Selected Artists and Artwork

Margaret Abramshe (Utah, USA) - Gaze
Geneviève Attinger (France) - Memory Lane#1-Chanig in Spring
Bobbi Baugh (Florida, USA) - Becoming One with the Night
Elizabeth A Bauman (Ohio, USA) - Gather Up the Fragments
Pat Bishop (Wisconsin, USA) - The Big Apple
Linda Fjeldsted Blust (Nevada, USA) - Hope
Deborah Boschert (Texas, USA) - Multitudes
Shin-hee Chin (Kansas, USA) - Self Portrait #6
Shannon Conley (Oklahoma, USA) - Peering Out of the Darkness
Phyllis Cullen (Hawaii, USA) - Looking In
Maggie Dillon (Florida, USA) - Poppy Picnic
Linda Filby-Fisher (Kansas, USA) - From The Outside In 2  A Seeing Way
Cynthia D. Friedman (Pennsylvania, USA) - The Outing
Bodil Gardner (Denmark) - Can this be me?
Virginia Greaves (Georgia, USA) - The Canary
Meredith R Grimsley (Pennsylvania, USA) - The Dress Don't Fit
Heather A. Hager (Ontario, Canada) - Heartbroken
Barbara Oliver  Hartman (Texas, USA) - Reflections
Patty Kennedy-Zafred (Pennsylvania, USA) - Tesoro Escondido
Jill Kerttula (Virginia, USA) - Leaving
Susan Brubaker Knapp (North Carolina, USA) - Purple Girl
Al Krueger (Illinois, USA) - Queer Boy
Deborah Kuster (Arkansas, USA) - Cautious
Mary-Ellen Latino (California, USA) - Mirror of the Soul: Mother
Fuzzy Mall (Ontario, Canada) - Bryna Flowers
Cathy J Perlmutter (California, USA) - Lookouts III: Prickly Personalities
Amanda Preston Araujo (Colorado, USA) - Daydreaming
Deborah K. Snider (Washington, USA) - Color Wheel: Stereotypes
Maggie Vanderweit (Ontario, Canada) - Between Worlds
Katherine Wilson (Maryland, USA) - False Advertising


Artists were notified on 04/01/2020